Sacked sepoy, “working for ISI,” held in Patna

A dismissed Indian sepoy, alleged to be working for Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), was arrested by the Patna police and the Special Task Force on Monday night after secret documents on troop deployments in Jammu and Kashmir and near the Electronics and Mechanical Engineering (EME) Unit in Secunderabad were found in his possession.

Sudhanshu Sudhakar was picked up from the Kankarbagh area following a tip-off from the Intelligence Bureau and other intelligence agencies.

The police said Sudhakar was also supplying information on missiles to an ISI module.

Booked under OSA

Describing the arrest as a “big catch,” Additional Director-General (headquarters) Neelmani said he was booked under the Official Secrets Act.

The police have recovered from Sudhakar a mobile phone, five SIM cards and a SIM card with a Nepal number, along with the receipt of a Kutch-based hotel.

Senior Superintendent of Police Vineet Vinayak said vital information was extracted from Sudhakar during interrogation. “He was residing at Sitamarhi in Bihar and was on his way to Kathmandu to pass on secrets pertaining to the movement of the Indian Army along the borders to a contact.” Earlier, he had gone to Kathmandu thrice for rendezvousing with a Kathmandu-based ISI member. He was here to collect information about the ordnance factory at Rajgir in Nalanda district, Mr. Vinayak said.

Raids in Sitamarhi

The police have also conducted raids in Sitamarhi and Madhubani districts and some places in Jharkhand based on his information.

Police sources said Sudhakar was appointed sepoy in Secunderabad in 2002, but was dismissed in 2007 as his activities were dubious.

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